What is urban heat island effect ?

Have you ever wondered why it’s so warm in the city but you go out into the country or farmland and it is cooler? Meteorologists call this phenomenon the urban heat island effect. What causes this? Well heat is actually created by energy from all of the people, cars, buses, trains, buildings etc..These forms of transportation burn off energy and that energy is released in the form of heat. When houses, shops, and industrial buildings are built close together, it creates an urban heat island. Building materials are usually good at insulating or holding in heat. The insulation makes the…

Sunday Science Tidbit; What is the color of the ocean?

Our very own Kelly Byrne gave me the topic for this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit. So… What color is the ocean? Blue, green, blue-green, brow…